Minister Angelkova to the CEO of TUI Group: We are establishing Bulgaria as a year-round destination, Germany is one of our top 3 tourism generating markets

18 April 2018

We are working towards establishing Bulgaria as a year-round destination, relying on digital marketing and internet communications. This was stated by the Minister of Tourism, Nikolina Angelkova, during a work meeting with Friedrich Joussen, CEO of TUI Group. The two conversed during the G20 tourism ministers’ meeting in Buenos Aires. A crucial priority is to expand the fringes of the high season, we therefore set up 8 cultural-historical destinations and are in the process of completing 12 wine-gourmet and 8 spa and medical spa destinations, thus aiming to attract more visitors beyond the active travel months, emphasized Minister Angelkova. 

She announced that Germany is one of our top 3 tourism generating markets for Bulgaria. In 2017 German tourists in our country exceeded 870 000, their number growing by 5.3 per cent compared to 2016. The stats for the last winter seasons are very good as well. During the December 2017–February 2018 period the visits of German tourists in our country were 41 804, with the growth being 7% compared to December 2016–February 2017, added Minister Angelkova.

“Bulgaria is a constantly expanding tourism destination”, emphasized Friedrich Joussen. The CEO of TUI Group assured that the company will continue to work jointly with the Ministry of Tourism in promoting Bulgaria as a vacation destination to its customers worldwide.

The two also discussed the opportunities to arrange a joint workshop in Bulgaria, with topics relating to upgrading the tourism product’s quality and the opportunities for joint projects with the TUI group to be potentially discussed during such an event.

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